Penn State Worried About Mike McQueary’s Safety Now, Won’t Coach This Weekend

The Superficial / November 11, 2011

Penn State may have dropped the ball in making sure little kids weren’t systematically raped for over a decade, but by golly, they’re going to make sure a former quarterback who could’ve physically stopped at least one of those rapes is kept from harm’s way. The Patriot News reports:

“Due to multiple threats made against Assistant Coach Mike McQueary, the University has decided it would be in the best interest of all for Assistant Coach McQueary not to be in attendance at Saturday’s Nebraska game.”

And why would people be pissed at Mike McQueary? It’s not like he once broke up a goddamn knife fight between two players, yet saw a legendary defensive coordinator raping a 10-year-old boy and his first concern was protecting his own career. Except, oh, wait:

McQueary is a guy who once stepped in and broke up a player-related knife fight in a campus dining hall — a fight police admit could have been very ugly. But this week, he is getting blasted by the public for doing too little.

McQueary testified that the boy was pinned with his hands against the shower wall — just like Jim Calhoun had seen two years earlier — as Sandusky stood behind him.
McQueary was shocked. Both Sandusky and the boy — who remains unidentified — saw him, he testified.
Instead of taking action to stop what he was watching, McQueary testified that he left immediately and told his father. The next morning, McQueary said, they went to see Paterno.
And what did McQueary say?
We don’t know. The grand jury presentment that has been given to the public, simply says that McQueary “reported what he had seen.”
According to Paterno’s testimony, McQueary told the coach he had witnessed Sandusky “fondling or doing something of a sexual nature” to the boy.
Two days after the report was released, Paterno issued a statement saying he wanted to correct the impression left by the presentment.
Even though Paterno himself had told the grand jury that McQueary saw “something of a sexual nature,” Paterno said this week that he had stopped the conversation before it got too graphic. Instead, he told McQueary he would need to speak with his superior, Athletic Director Tim Curley, and with Schultz.
That meeting did not happen for 10 days.

Photo Boy and I were talking this over this morning, and what’s so incredibly fucked up about this whole situation is how many people saw Jerry Sandusky raping kids and he saw them looking at him. (Detailed list here.) So either a. he psychologically wanted to get caught yet nobody did anything, or b. he kept doing it because apparently nobody was going to do anything. So no wonder his next move was to start pimping the kids out. He was probably calling donors going, “Seriously, you can have sex with them right out in the open. I didn’t believe it myself until after the 25th time.” Then again, that’s all in the past, and Joe Paterno won all those championships, you guys, so I don’t know why I even brought it up. Except I do, and it’s from this memo I got from the president of the media titled, “Paterno must die for winning so much.” I was only following orders!

Photo: Getty